Albacore Tuna – (Thunnus alalunga)

This pelagic and migratory species is abundant in Canary water during the winter and spring months – but are never far away.
Some runs of Albacore tuna around the islands can contain specimens close to the All Tackle Record.

Fishing methods include trolling with lures; live and whole bait fishing with mackerel, sardines, squid etc. The albacore is an excellent light tackle game fish.

The most distinguishing feature of this member of the tuna and mackerel family is its very long pectoral fins. The pectoral fins of other adult tunas may also be moderately long, but never as long as the Albacore (compared to size of fish).
The Albacore is probably the most valuable tuna in terms of quality and profit. Its white meat is canned and sold commercially throughout the world as “White Tuna” or “Bonito del Norte”

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